KIOTI Tractor Champions Cup Format and Qualification

Format: The 2023 KIOTI Tractor Champions Cup features 12 men’s teams and 12 women’s teams. Both divisions are split into two pools of six for round-robin play. The best six teams overall, regardless of pools, qualify for the playoffs with the top two receiving byes to the semifinals. Tiebreakers may be played to decide the final playoff spots.

Qualification: In order to qualify for the KIOTI Tractor Champions Cup event, teams must win one of the following events listed below. In the event a team wins two of the events listed, the winner of the next-ranked event, based on the strength of field, will be invited. Tour event winners that will qualify for the KIOTI Tractor Champions Cup event will be notified as of Feb. 1, 2023.

Men’s Division
Qualifying EventsWinners/Dates
2022 World ChampionshipTeam Edin
2022 Princess Auto Players’ ChampionshipTeam Mouat
2022 KIOTI Tractor Champions CupTeam Gushue
2022 BOOST NationalTeam Gushue*
2022 HearingLife Tour ChallengeTeam Edin*
2022 WFG MastersTeam Retornaz
2023 Co-op Canadian OpenTeam Bottcher
2022 Pan Continental ChampionshipsTeam Gushue*
2022 European ChampionshipsTeam Mouat*
2023 USA Curling national championshipsFeb. 5-11; Denver, CO
2023 Tim Hortons BrierMarch 3-12; London, ON
2023 World ChampionshipApril 1-9; Ottawa, ON
* Note: In the event a team wins two of the events listed, the winner of the next-ranked event, based on the strength of field, will be invited.
Women’s Division
Qualifying EventsWinners/Dates
2022 World ChampionshipTeam Tirinzoni
2022 Princess Auto Players’ ChampionshipTeam Hasselborg
2022 KIOTI Tractor Champions CupTeam Einarson
2022 BOOST NationalTeam Tirinzoni*
2022 HearingLife Tour ChallengeTeam Homan
2022 WFG MastersTeam Einarson*
2023 Co-op Canadian OpenTeam Fujisawa
2022 Pan Continental ChampionshipsTeam Fujisawa*
2022 European ChampionshipsTeam Dupont
2023 USA Curling national championshipsFeb. 5-11; Denver, CO
2023 Scotties Tournament of HeartsFeb. 17-26; Kamloops, BC
2023 World ChampionshipMarch 18-26; Sandviken, SWE
* Note: In the event a team wins two of the events listed, the winner of the next-ranked event, based on the strength of field, will be invited.